7 episodes

Video Game Feelings is an interview podcast about the way video games make us feel, and the people who make them. Each week, host Richard Clark speaks to a video game insider to delve into their hearts and minds and discover the various ways video games make us feel. You'll love this series of conversations with video game developers, journalists, and personalities where we explore why open-world games can feel so lonely, why hype can ruin a video game experience, or what video games can teach us about grief.
Video game Feelings is an Area Code Production. Find out more at AreaCodeAudio.com.
Theme song by Bruce Holtman.
Art by Jackie Kerr.

Video Game Feelings Area Code

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Video Game Feelings is an interview podcast about the way video games make us feel, and the people who make them. Each week, host Richard Clark speaks to a video game insider to delve into their hearts and minds and discover the various ways video games make us feel. You'll love this series of conversations with video game developers, journalists, and personalities where we explore why open-world games can feel so lonely, why hype can ruin a video game experience, or what video games can teach us about grief.
Video game Feelings is an Area Code Production. Find out more at AreaCodeAudio.com.
Theme song by Bruce Holtman.
Art by Jackie Kerr.

    PRECARITY (with Citizen Sleeper's Gareth Damian Martin)

    PRECARITY (with Citizen Sleeper's Gareth Damian Martin)

    Gareth Damian Martin found their happy place.
    Gareth Damian Martin is the sole developer behind the recently released Citizen Sleeper.
    Here's some stuff we talked about:

    Our Feelings


    Destiny 2 had a weird amount of influence on Citizen Sleeper.


    Watching Jack De Quidt play through and read along to Citizen Sleeper opened Gareth's eyes to just how much they were writing about themselves.


    Subnautica Below Zero: You could just hang out there, really.


    Rogue Legacy 2 overwhelmed Richard.

    • 52 min
    FUN (with Triple Click's Kirk Hamilton)

    FUN (with Triple Click's Kirk Hamilton)

    Kirk Hamilton is having fun with Destiny, until he's not.
    Kirk Hamilton, one-third of the videogame podcast Triple Click, and the host and producer of the music podcast, Strong Songs. 
    Here's some stuff we talked about:

    Our Feelings


    Elden Ring is full of little surprises.


    Destiny 2: It's Complicated.

    • 48 min
    TERROR (with Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator's Xalavier Nelson)

    TERROR (with Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator's Xalavier Nelson)

    Xalavier Nelson is terrified that his dad won't like his game.
    Xalavier Nelson Jr. is a game developer and head of Strange Scaffold, the studio responsible for games like Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs, and the upcoming El Paso, Elsewhere. 
    Here's some stuff we talked about:

    Our Feelings

    If you want to reconnect with your Dad, play Elden Ring



    The Magic Circle made Xalavier a different person


    Evil Within 2 made Xalavier feel inquisitive

    • 59 min
    HYPE (with Devolver Digital's M. Joshua Cauller)

    HYPE (with Devolver Digital's M. Joshua Cauller)

    M. Joshua Cauller is always searching for that new highest level of tension.
    Joshua crafts trailers for Devolver Digital. You can see his work at the Devolver YouTube channel.
    Here's some stuff we talked about:

    Our Feelings


    Sifu makes Joshua feel plugged in, jacked in, hyped up, and frustrated.


    The back of a Super Mario 3 box. It was all about the screen grabs.


    Contra actually got the cover right.

    Did I make a huge mistake buying Dying Light 2?


    Kert Gartner was who Joshua wanted to be when he grew up


    That Dragon, Cancer is not actually about cancer.

    Talking about Inscription ruins the game.

    I was really hard on Abzu back in the day. :-(


    Control has a pretty badass moment called the Ash Tray Maze.

    • 47 min
    NOSTALGIA (with Slate.com's Allegra Frank)

    NOSTALGIA (with Slate.com's Allegra Frank)

    Allegra Frank really misses her sister.
    Allegra is a former editor for Polygon, a writer, a podcaster, and senior editor at Slate, where she covers music, culture, and the internet. She also has a lot of fun over at Aw, Would You Look at the Time.
    Here's some stuff we talked about:

    Our Feelings


    Unwinnable and Kill Screen, which Allegra read more than Polygon back in the day, no offense.


    Kirby and the Forgotten Land reminds Allegra of time with her sister


    Breathe of the Wild: a SIZZLING hot take


    Elden Ring doesn't give a shit about you


    Spelltower never gets old


    Peggle 2 is like, "You're doing great, honey"


    Animal Crossing has a quicker payoff than Stardew Valley



    That one couple on Love is Blind needs to figure out their whole Rock Band situation


    Elite Beat Agents will give you a boost if you need it

    • 43 min
    ANGER (with Fortnite and Halo: Infinite's Sarah Elmaleh)

    ANGER (with Fortnite and Halo: Infinite's Sarah Elmaleh)

    Sarah Elmaleh is giving voice to her frustration.
    She's a voice director and actor whose work has been featured in a number of videogames, including in Fortnite (as Cube Queen) and Halo: Infinite (as the Despondant Pyre). She's currently working on voice direction and consulting for The Wreck.
    Here's some stuff we talked about:

    Our Feelings


    Eggplant: The Secret Lives of Games is a podcast you simply must listen to, especially now that Sarah's on it


    Super Mario World as a place for creativity


    Horizon: Forbidden West, and the line between heroism and incompetence


    Applying the 5 Domains of Play


    Monkey Island was silly and fun enough to stand out


    Uncharted was designed by the nicest man in the games industry


    Super Hexagon will tell you how you're feeling, whether you like it or not

    • 57 min

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Mushroomboy1022 ,

A lovely surprise!

I’ve never heard of the host or Area Code podcasts, but I’m glad I found them! Always looking for more conversations about games. This has a refreshing look to what we play and how we play it. Can’t get enough!

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